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Supreme Court of Alabama Declares Temporary State of Emergency

Effective Aug. 23, 2021, the Supreme Court of Alabama has declared a temporary state of emergency authorizing the use of audio/video technologies in place of in-person proceedings. The Order, which is in place until Nov. 29, 2021, was issued in response to recent increases in COVID-19 infections in certain areas of the State of Alabama.

A portion of the Order read, “Time is of the essence and the use of audio/video technologies is necessary for the proper administration of justice.” You can read the full Order here.

Gov. Kay Ivey also issued an Emergency Order earlier this month, which allows for special provisions for healthcare providers, public meetings, and the transportation of emergency supplies.

As of today, there are more than two dozen judicial circuits with mask Orders in place. We continue to update the Alabama State Bar’s COVID-19 webpage. If your county’s information is not listed, email us the latest information, and we will add it.